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Icinga vs Nagios: What are the differences?

Developers describe Icinga as "A resilient, open source monitoring system". It monitors availability and performance, gives you simple access to relevant data and raises alerts to keep you in the loop. It was originally created as a fork of the Nagios system monitoring application. On the other hand, Nagios is detailed as "Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services". Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

Icinga and Nagios belong to "Monitoring Tools" category of the tech stack.

Nagios is an open source tool with 60 GitHub stars and 36 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Nagios's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Icinga and Nagios
Matthias Fleschütz
Teamlead IT at NanoTemper Technologies · | 2 upvotes · 82.3K views
  • free open source
  • modern interface and architecture
  • large community
  • extendable I knew Nagios for decades but it was really outdated (by its architecture) at some point. That's why Icinga started first as a fork, not with Icinga2 it is completely built from scratch but backward-compatible with Nagios plugins. Now it has reached a state with which I am confident.
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    What is Icinga?

    It monitors availability and performance, gives you simple access to relevant data and raises alerts to keep you in the loop. It was originally created as a fork of the Nagios system monitoring application.

    What is Nagios?

    Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.

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